Tampa Defense Law provides aggressive criminal defense for those who have been charged with a crime. We believe that you deserve a bold defense strategy and will apply our decades of criminal defense experience to your case. The Tampa criminal lawyers at Tampa Defense Law will handle every angle of your case, including administrative procedures like driver’s license revocation hearings. Tampa Defense Law has the experience you can count on.
A felony is the most serious type of crime. If you have been charged with a felony in Florida, the criminal defense attorneys with Tampa Defense Law are prepared to mount a vigorous defense on your behalf in order to achieve the best possible result in your case. A felony conviction has serious ramifications for your life, including difficulty obtaining employment and the loss of your rights to vote and to carry a weapon. In short, a felony conviction will cause permanent damage to your reputation, your civil rights, and your ability to earn a livelihood.
The state of Florida breaks felonies into five different categories, depending on the severity of the crime. A capital felony is punishable by death, whereas a life felony can result in life imprisonment in a state facility without the opportunity of parole. A first-degree felony carries a potential sentence of 30 years, while a second-degree felony can result in up to 15 years of prison and a first-degree felony carries up to five years. You will also be subject to lengthy periods of probation, large fines, and court costs.
The Florida felony criminal defense lawyers at Tampa Defense Law defend all types of felonies, including:
- White Collar Crimes
- Child Abuse
- Violation of Probation
- Juvenile Felonies
- Drug Possession
- Drug Sale/Trafficking
- Drug Manufacturing
- Felony Murder
- Assisted Suicide
- Vehicular Homicide
- Felony DUI
- DUI Manslaughter/DUI Serious Bodily Injury
- Sexual Battery
- Child Sex Offenses
- Child Pornography
- Lewd or Lascivious Act
- Conspiracy to commit any felony
- All Other Felonies
The Tampa Defense Law Florida criminal lawyers operate out of nine offices in the state and have over 100 years of combined experience in criminal defense. Contact our offices for a free, confidential consultation.
A misdemeanor is a crime that can result in up to one year in the county jail if you are convicted, in addition to probation, fines, court costs, and other penalties. You can be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by no more than 60 days in jail, or a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by as much as one year in jail.
An enhanceable offense is one which results in tougher sentences for each additional time you are convicted. For example, driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence (DUI) are enhanceable. Your first and second DUI convictions are misdemeanors, but if you are convicted of two DUIs you will face felony charges for the third arrest in that time frame. The Florida DUI attorneys at Tampa Defense Law are experienced in all aspects of DUI defense, from driver’s license revocation hearings to trials.
The Tampa Defense Law Florida criminal defense team handles all misdemeanors, such as:
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses
- Petty Larceny
- Misdemeanor DUI
- Criminal Mischief
- Prostitution/Soliciting Prostitution
- All Other Misdemeanor Offenses
Even one misdemeanor conviction can result in time in county jail. Contact the Florida criminal defense lawyers at Tampa Defense Law immediately if you have been arrested for your free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day for your convenience.
Our Florida criminal attorneys are admitted to practice in federal court, should you face federal charges. Federal crimes are prosecuted by U.S. Attorneys, not the Florida State Attorney’s Office.
Federal crimes are acts which Congress has declared unlawful. Most criminal prosecutions occur in state court, but you may face federal crimes if you were on federal property at the time of the alleged offense or if there is a federal statute that addresses the crime you are accused of committing. Often, crimes which involve people, money, or another contact across state lines will fall under federal jurisdictions.
Some of our federal criminal defense practice areas include:
- Certain Drug Offenses
- Theft of Trade Secrets
- Federal Tax Evasion
- Human Trafficking
- Sex Trafficking
- All Other Federal Crimes
The seriousness of federal crimes cannot be overstated. If you are facing federal charges, contact us as soon as possible after your arrest.
Tampa Defense Law provides a free initial consultation to advise you of your rights and our services. We accept major credit cards as payment for our experienced representation. If you have specific questions regarding our competitive fees or billing arrangements, please contact us.